Highlights of Morocco
If you want to hit Morocco's highlights, this is your adventure. Wander through kasbahs, spice markets, and cities pulsing with energy on this comprehensive trip. Climb onto a camel and explore the edge of the Sahara before admiring the views from the heights of the Atlas Mountains. Experience the energy of imperial cities as you explore souks stuffed with exotic wares. Then take a moment to appreciate this amazing adventure as you camp under the stars among some of the world's biggest sand dunes.
Wander through ancient medinas and Roman ruins, ride a camel into the Sahara, spend a night in a desert tent and a mountain ga®te, enjoy traditional Moroccan fare at a local home, shop in seaside Essaouira, set eyes on the blue city of Chefchaouen
Private air-conditioned van, camel, walking.
Hotels (12 nts), mountain ga®te (1 nt, multi-share), tented desert camp (1 nt, multi-share).
G Adventures for Good: Meknes Community Lunch, Mekna¨s Local Living: Overnight at Berber Desert Camp, Sahara Bedouin Camp Local Living: Mountain Ga®te Stay with Traditional Moroccan Meal, Aroumd Carte Blanche: Marrakech. Tangier guided tour. Volubilis guided tour. Fes medina guided tour. Sahara Desert excursion with camel ride. Todra Gorge stay with walk through local villages. Aa¯t Ben Haddou kasbah visit. Aroumd village walk (High Atlas). Marrakech medina guided walk. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Day 1 Casablanca
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Casablanca/Chefchaouen (1B)
Stop in Tangier for a guided tour of the medina before continuing on to Chefchaouen for the evening.
Day 3 Chefchaouen (1B)
Opt to hike in the Rif Mountains, explore the town, try a traditional hammam or visit a local weavers' cooperative.
Day 4 Chefchaouen/Fa¨s (1B, 1L)
Enjoy a G Adventures-supported traditional lunch before taking a guided tour of the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis. Continue on to Fa¨s.
Day 5 Fa¨s (1B)
Explore the labyrinth of streets within the famous Fa¨s medina with a local guide. Take in a view of one of the ancient tanneries from above and marvel at the myriad of colour and processes.
Day 6 Fa¨s/Merzouga (1B, 1D)
Enjoy a long, but beautiful, travel day across the unique landscapes of Morocco to get to the sand dunes of the Sahara Desert.
Day 7 Merzouga/Sahara Bedouin Camp (1B, 1D)
Explore the sand dunes by foot or opt to take a 4x4 excursion. In the late afternoon, enjoy a camel ride to overnight in a desert camp.
Day 8 Sahara Bedouin Camp/Todra Gorge (1B)
Walk through local village farmlands and explore Todra Gorge.
Day 9 Todra Gorge/Ait Benhaddou (1B)
Visit the Aa¯t Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Opt to participate in a tagine cooking class for an intro to Moroccan cuisine.
Day 10 Ait Benhaddou / High Atlas Mountains (1B, 1D)
Enjoy a walk to the village of Aroumd, at the base of the High Atlas Mountains. Let a mule carry the bags up to this mountain hideaway and hike alongside. Enjoy views of Mt Toubkal from the mountain ga®te before a home-cooked dinner.
Day 11 High Atlas Mountains / Essaouira (1B)
Walk back to Imlil and transfer to the coastal town of Essaouira. The day is free for exploration.
Day 12 Essaouira (1B)
Enjoy a free day exploring this coastal port town any way you like.
Day 13 Essaouira/Marrakech (1B)
Drive to Marrakech for a medina tour with a certified city guide. Opt to visit Djemaa el Fna Square in the evening to see the gathering of musicians and street performers.
Day 14 Marrakech (1B)
Enjoy a final free day to explore.
Day 15 Marrakech (1B)
Depart at any time.